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Travel, Strikes and Postal Service

One of my photos has been chosen to be exhibited as part of a new Natural History exhibit at a museum in Venice, Italy. My wife has always wanted to take a trip to Italy. That seemed like two good reasons to book a trip to Italy.

The museum sent me a card so that I would have access to the museum and it arrived by mail before talks of rotating postal strikes began to surface here in Canada.

We booked our flights by phone by speaking to a real human (how archaic), got our confirmations electronically by e-mail without a hitch.

Now comes the tricky part!

Our tour package information is supposedly “in the mail” and Canada’s postal folks have decided to try to disrupt everything with a series of rotating strikes. How timely. Great for the economy, eh!

Now to make things worse, Air Canada’s folks have decided that it might be a nice time for them to be on strike! Might be a bit tricky for us given that part of our flight involves a short hop to Montreal on one of those Air Canada branded birds.

We’ll work something out, I’m certain, but it does make travel a bit tough to plan for too far ahead!

By Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

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